Mathematics Readiness Test

About the Test

The Mathematics Readiness Test (MRT) is a test of basic high school math skills, including algebra and trigonometry. All new first-year and transfer students must take the MRT before coming to Orientation. When you come to Orientation you will meet with an academic advisor who will help you choose an appropriate mathematics class, taking into account your academic interests and intended course of study, as well as your score on the Math Readiness Test. See score interpretation guidelines for more information.

The MRT is administered through an online homework system called WebAssign, which is used in many Math classes at UVM. All new first year and transfer students will be placed into the system, and will receive an email with login information so that you can access the MRT. Existing UVM students who need to take the MRT will need to email math@uvm.edu to request access; please include your UVM ID number and UVM email address when you make the request, and let us know if you have previously taken the MRT (and if so, when).

Prepare for the MRT. Once you have been granted access to the MRT, you will be able to login and access a set of Practice and Review Problems that you can work on at your leisure before taking the test. The practice problems have built-in help, including video tutorials you can watch if you need to review a topic, and you get several tries for each question. You can log out at any time and come back later to continue working on the practice problems.

Taking the MRT. The test itself is timed, and must be completed in one sitting. It will take about 45 minutes to complete, and must be completed without any outside assistance. You will get get two tries for each question on the test. Be sure to have a pencil or pen and plenty of scrap paper on hand before you begin. Do not use a calculator.

Students needing extended time on tests, contact the ACCESS Office before taking the test.

Forgot your WebAssign username/password? If you have forgotten your WebAssign password, follow this link to do a password reset. Enter your username, and UVM email address in the appropriate fields. The institution is uvm. If you do not know your username, follow this link and submit your UVM email address to recover your username. If you are still unable to access the MRT, contact math@uvm.edu for further assistance.

If you have any problems accessing the test, contact math@uvm.edu.